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Podcast 115 – including the man on the street

Welcome to episode 115 of our little podcast. Where we chat about what we’ve up to in the week, what we’ve bought and our thoughts on the latest news. Joining me this week were Dan and Matteo. Matteo was our special guest this week and he was

Podcast 115 – Listen in live

Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be Dan and Matteo, topics this week will be about Matteo at DroidCon in London, the Moto X price drop, the two new phones from Oppo, some new smartwatch news

Microsoft announce the Microsoft Band

The rumours surrounding Microsoft making a wearable of some sort have been floating around the web for a while now. Last night Microsoft finally announced it, the Microsoft Band which is a fitness and sleep tracker for Windows Phone 8.1, iOS 7 or 8 and Android 4.3

The Shanda Geak 2 smartwatch boasts crazy battery life

Shanda are a well known Chinese company, who have a watch hardware division called Geak. So it makes sense that their 2nd smartwatch will be called the Shanda Geak 2. So far nothing of any huge interest to us UK residents, but there are two things of

LG UK announce Android Lollipop for the G3

It’s that time of the year at the moment. Where Android device manufacturers get hassled about whether or not they are going to update every last product in their portfolio ever, to the latest version of Android. LG however have tweeted out something that all UK G3

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10.1 – Review

Lenovo are capable of big things, they are involved in many different areas of modern day mobile technology. Be it phones, Android tablets, Windows tablets, hybrid laptops, Chromebooks and even just plain old laptops and desktop PCs. Each and every year they push out new and updated

LG announce availability of the G Watch R

The original LG G Watch was a great “mark 1″ device for Android Wear, it just showed the world how Android Wear works and didn’t get bogged down with the design or anything like fancy buttons. I liked the original, but I ditched mine for a Pebble

Podcast 114 – that Nexus is so tempting

Welcome to the latest edition of the Coolsmartphone podcast. Joining me this week were Dan and Garry, our topics were about the Nexus 9 pre-orders, the lack of Nexus 6 pre-orders, my Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review, Dan and his newly purchased Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Garry

Podcast 114 – Listen in live

Welcome to the live edition of our podcast, this is the listen in live post which will become live at about 7.30pm tonight. There will be a Play button below. Topics this week will revolve around the Nexus pre-orders, the devices we’ve been using this week and

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact – Review

Iterative products are just a way of life these days. We get a new slightly updated device every few months, sometimes every six months, sometimes even every year, Sony have mastered the iterative product cycle, releasing new products every six months ensuring they stay current. A manufacturer

Oppo update the Find 7/7a with KitKat

Can you remember the Oppo Find 7/7a? I had one earlier in the year and whilst being fairly impressed with it, it only ran Jelly Bean with the Color OS skin on top. Well Oppo have pushed out a new ROM for the Find 7/7a which is

Podcast 113 – that Nexus feeling

Welcome to another episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this week are Dan, Khellan and Matteo. This weeks topics predictably revolved around the recently announced Nexus devices, the new Apple iPad Air, my Tesco Hudl 2 and my Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2, a chat with Matteo

Podcast 113 – Listen in live

We’re back, after a short break we are back. The Coolsmartphone Podcast returns. This is the listen in live post which will become live at about 7.30pm tonight. There will be a Play button below. Topics this week will revolve around the newly announced Nexus devices and

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 – Initial Impressions

Lenovo are gradually becoming a household name in the UK. Thanks somewhat to their rather nice looking and great value for money laptops and also thanks to their range of tablets. Last week they announced a new range of tablets, the Yoga Tablet 2 and the Yoga

EE now also do a cheap 4G tablet as well

Yesterday we heard that Vodafone were offering a cheap 4G tablet for pay as you go customers, today not to be outdone EE have announced that they’ll be selling the slightly cheaper and slightly smaller Alcatel One Touch Pop S. Which can be yours for £99.99 and

Tesco Hudl 2 – Initial Impressions

The tablet market is as competitive as the phone market, with many manufacturers releasing devices in all different shapes, sizes and colours. Tesco are on their second device now, the original Hudl was a small seven inch tablet that seemed to be designed for kids or people

Surely it’s about time for a new 41 Megapixel camera from Nokia

In my eyes the modern camera phone market things are becoming a little bit stagnant. Most new phones arrive to a fanfare of propaganda about how the camera performs amazingly in low light, when being moved around and that it takes video unlike any other device, ever.

ZTE announce the Kis 3 Max

ZTE and their UK release schedule seems a little bit one sided. It’s all budget budget budget and they’ve got another one to add to the UK portfolio. The Kis 3 Max. ZTE and Virgin Media have announced the UK release of the ZTE Kis 3 Max,